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Application software. Applications, or apps, for short, is software that runs on the computer.

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Some of my iOS 10 apps are losing saved settings and information

Over the past week, may of my apps have started resetting, losing saved settings and information. I have an iPhone 6 on iOS 10.1.1 and a Watch on watchOS 3.1. I updated my iPhone to 10.1.1 on October ...
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How to find out which apps aren't shown on home screen?

I have deleted a folder on my iPhone and removed the containing apps from homescreen. Now they are only in the App Library after the last homescreen. I don’t know exactly what apps where in this ...
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How do you prevent launched apps from taking focus?

I often launch large applications that take many seconds to finish launching. I will click their icon in the dock or launch them from the terminal, and go on with my life. Then seconds later when the ...
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iPhone app access log

I accidentally brought my iPhone 7 into my university examination and was wondering if I would be able to produce a log (record) of iPhone app access, to show that I never used it during that ...
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Strange Korean Characters in App Keywords Section

I just discovered some Korean-looking characters in the Keywords section of some apps (folder /Applications in macOS Ventura). Below is an example of Safari when viewed in column view in Finder (Cmd+3)...
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How do I know that this app is not secretly sending my data elsewhere?

How do I know that what I store in this app is only saved locally, and the dev doesn't have access to my files? https://itunes.apple.com/en/app/foto-segrete-kyms-foto-video/id462182115?mt=8
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Why is Quit disabled in Mail.app?

Recently, when I try to quit Mail, the Quit menu option is actually disabled and the keyboard shortcut doesn't work (it "beeps" just like when you try to do anything that isn't permitted). Screenshot ...
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Application "would like to control this computer using accessibility features" despite already being allowed to do so

I recently updated to the latest macOS Ventura security patch. Ever since I did so, attempting to start Barrier prompts me with a dialog stating "Barrier" would like to control this ...
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Permanently installing iOS apps on Apple Silicon macs with System Integrity Protection disabled?

While it's normally possible to install iOS apps from the App Store and run them on an Apple Silicon mac, Apple has made it so that systems with System Integrity Protection disabled aren't allowed to ...
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How to hide dock icon of running app on OS Big Sur

How can I hide the dock icon of an app that is running on Mac OS Big Sur? I have the app "SurePlus MOTIV" running at all times as it is used to manage my microphone preferences. I barely ...
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How to open .cfg and .tex files with different applications on macOS?

Every time I try to change the default application to open .cfg files, all .tex files are automatically set to be opened with the same application, and vice-versa. This is problematic since I would ...
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How can I use Gatekeeper to block applications on my Mac?

Is there a way for me to create a blacklist of Applications that cannot be installed, or run after they have been installed, on OS X Sierra? I have tried to follow the directions outlined here: https:/...
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How to check storage usage of offloaded apps?

In iOS 11, Apple introduced a feature to "offload" apps to reduce storage usage on the device. In the Storage preferences, there is a list of apps, sorted by storage usage. Offloading an app will ...
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If I copy an application already listed under Purchased to the Applications folder, will it be able to update through the App Store?

If I copy an application already have in my Apple ID (Edit: for example, Xcode) from another computer to the Applications folder, will the Mac App Store be able to update it? Or will I have to do ...
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Unable to start app built manually

I have create an application APP-py3.app stored in /Applications. The APP-py3.app contains the following files [F] and directories [D]: Contents [D]: Info.plist [F] MacOS [D]: script [F with rights -...
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Cannot sync apps between iMac and iPad

On my iMac, in iTunes, I have one app (called "myApp", say) listed on Library > Apps. I want to transfer that app into my iPad. Under Devices > my iPad > Apps, I press "Install" next to myApp and the ...
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CoreServicesUIAgent stealing/ taking Window-focus

Since updating my MBP with M1-Chip to Ventura 13.3.1 the apps I currently work with are not in focus anymore after a random time. I found out with a python-script which prints out the name of the ...
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Why is this application never a top hit on Spotlight?

I've installed the Winbox4Mac application from here. It is a Windows application packaged to run with Wine. It appears to look for all the world like any other valid (albeit non-codesigned) ...
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Duplicated text replacement in WhatsApp application

When I type in the WhatsApp application (only that application) with the text replacement being active, the last syllables of the word gets duplicated. But I found out that this only happens when the &...
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How to get the keywords with best popularity on App Store Optimisation?

My apps have good ratings (all of them >4/5), but I’m stuck at making their traffic significantly increase. After having read many blog posts and other sources about ASO (App Store Optimization), I ...
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Simulating a window-close-button click with a shortcut?

So I installed RedQuits to enable applications to quit when their last open window closes. However, I never actually use the close button, I only close windows by a shortcut (let's say it's Cmd-W, for ...
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Piloting a B2B app

I have a requirement to pilot a new version of an iOS app distributed via the B2B app store with a known set of users, in the production environment and for a duration of our choosing before rolling ...
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Cannot launch executable with source file using drag-and-drop in Finder

I always thought I could drag-drop a target file onto a src executable in Finder, and make macOS perform src target. But I don't seem to be able to do it and I’m not even able to recall if this was ...
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How to remove application that is damaged or incomplete when it can't be found in the applications folder

I have an app called Template on my computer with no icon. When I click on it it says that "You can't open the application "Template.app" because it may be damaged or incomplete.". I've looked in ...
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What would be a good application on macOS to record calls and meetings in Skype, Hangouts, etc?

I want to be able to record all kinds of calls and video conferences, such as those done in Hangouts, Skype and more.
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Extracting data out of an old app on iOS

I have an app from which I'd like to extract some data, it's no longer being updated and will stop working as soon as I upgrade to iOS 11 due to sun setting of 32 bit support. The app contains two ...
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Is there an app to keep screen on when another (video surveillance) app is running?

I'm using this mobile video surveillance app on my iPad, called Exacq Mobile 3 to monitor cameras in our store when I'm in the backroom. It works for what I need it, except that there's one seemingly ...
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How to run Cisco's webex without installing one of their compromised browser plugins?

After the reports of the huge security flaws in Cisco's Webex browser plugins, I've uninstalled all of their browser plugins and would rather run it directly from the command line. I've figured out ...
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Apps will not quit on Mac OS Sierra 2016 MacBook Pro

After getting my brand new 2016 MacBook Pro with Mac OS Sierra, I have noticed that apps such as Chrome, Mail, Spotify, anything really, randomly and intermittently do not shut down when I go to ...
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Tool for Checking App review Status

Is there any app or tool for checking app review status of App Store. I develop iOS apps for different clients and different iTunes accounts, so every time I have to login every iTunes account for ...
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set default browser (all users) from CL?

Is it possible to set the default web browser for the computer (i.e. for all users) from the command line? If I understand correctly, individual users' browser preferences are stored in ~/Library/...
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How can I prevent applications from re-launching at startup?

Using Mountain Lion (10.8.2) on a MBP (13" mid-2009) I have times when applications launch during startup even though they have been exited before the last shutdown. This seems to happen on the order ...
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Disable or remove NewsToday2

How can I get rid of NewsToday2 process? I tried deleting it but it seems to be protected, even with super user it did not work. Deletion seems to be hard, but maybe there is some way to disable it ...
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DeepL using significant energy

Why does the DeepL desktop application consume a lot of energy? Even more than Chrome. How can I diagnose it? MacBook Pro 15-inch, 2019 (Intel chip)
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How do I get my missing Fitness badges from my old iphone to my new iphone?

I backed up my old iphone onto my laptop, then restored everything from my laptop onto my new iphone. My apps, contacts, photos, podcasts, etc. seems to have transferred over. However, when I looked ...
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Why is Spotify marked 'iOS' under the 'Kind' column in System Information?

It's the only one marked iOS, and I'm not sure what that means in the context of an M1 MacOS system.
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Disable Badges with a script on multiple apps in Ventura

Trying to have a script I can use with a shortcut to disable badge notifications on multiple apps for when I need to focus - like for example in a meeting, etc. I don't want to have to go into ...
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How do I make spotlight activate applications based on path instead of Bundle Identifier?

I use multiple copies of the same app on my system. New copies are added and removed on a daily basis. I change the name of the app so they have unique names, which is convenient when using Spotlight, ...
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How to edit/delete/wipe iPhone (local) keychain items to stop Apps from identifying devices

So it has not been news that some IOS developers use keychain items to track the uniqueness of devices through App reinstallation. Amazon is a huge one among them. What made my life particularly hard ...
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macOS: Double click on a file and display the output from a CLI command on the file?

There is a file type called "netCDF". My goal is to be able to double click on a netCDF file on Finder and see the text output from a CLI command to which the filename is given. Specifics: ...
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What is an effortless way of toggling the Single Application Mode?

I normally toggle the Single Application Mode via the terminal or in the app TinkerTool. However, I wish I could toggle it with just one click and without going through the menus of TinkerTool, for ...
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Unopened app taking 95%+ of battery power

I have a 2015 MBP on MacOS 11.6 and it recently has been running out of power quickly. When I click the battery icon on the top bar, it shows Atom is drawing significant power. This is weird because ...
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iPhone opens wrong app upon “app” link

I get ads for Amazon in the Facebook app, which is fine with me. Until recently, tapping on the ad doesn’t open the Amazon app. Instead it opens the VeryFitPro app which is the app for my LifeBee ...
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Get HSV values from the Digital Colour Meter in macOS

Just wondering if it was possible to get the HSV values when using macOS's default Digital Colour Meter. Here is a view of the different options I get: HSV doesn't seem available although it is a ...
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MacBook App Store not downloading or updating apps

When I want to download an app (clicking on the cloud with arrow icon) or when I want to update an app (like XCode), the app gets the "square in circle" icon and stays like this forever. ...
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iMac takes too long to open apps

My father has a 2019 iMac (with latest version of macOS installed) and about 800GB of free space. The Mac is taking too long to open apps. First, when you click on an app nothing initially happens. ...
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Unsandboxed macOS app error: System Policy: deny(1) file-read-data

I am working on a macOS app which is distributed outside of the App Store and isn't sandboxed. My understanding is that non-sandboxed apps should have access to everything that the user can access. ...
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How to re-download offloaded app (with data) from my old iPad to new iPad

I searched a lot for this question; found this question (How do I transfer app data from my old iPad to my new iPad?) but it's from nearly a decade ago, so it may not be relevant. I will be buying a ...
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Applications from a different user folder appearing in Launchpad

I have an iMac with two different user accounts on it, each with their own Applications folder within the user folder, in addition of course to the system-wide Applications folder. I had a group of ...
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Notarize an application without installer

I have an application which is distributed without an installer. Just a .zip is given to the users which contains the .app structure of the application. The application is signed with a valid ...
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